How to Improve Forklift Efficiency
A forklift safety system works to safeguard the forklift operators as well as the workers that need to be around the forklift each day. One of the best ways to improve forklift efficiency is to collect the data in real-time, identify and ask the right questions. The data is collected either through WIFI or cellular. Even in the deepest corners of the facility or outside where cellular or WIFI is weakest, the forklift safety system continues to capture the data and upload it as soon as it’s back within cellular or WIFI reach.
- At the Start: Get in Access Control
Before the forklift inspection checklist can even be started, the operator will need to scan the badge or enter a PIN number to validate their credentials. If their badge or PIN is fake, or incorrect, the forklift will not start. If the forklift operator’s certificate is expired after notifications have been delivered and ignored, the forklift will not start.
- Forklift Digital Inspection
The forklift safety system software takes you through the initial checklist that will determine if the lift truck is safe to be used. The answers to the questions will be digitally collected and stored in the telemetry Dashboard. The integrity of the answers is gained by randomizing the questions. This can insure reading and taking care in answering the questions. That’s because if the forklift inspection fails, the lift truck will be staying exactly where it is.
- Hour Meter Reading
During the forklift inspection, you’ll automatically get to enter in the hour meter reading of the forklift. This will help you to determine when maintenance needs to be done, the amount of wear and tear on the lift truck, and ensuring the expiration of the warranty.
- Impact Detection
Knowing the type of impacts is critical. Impacts are measured in G force where you can set in the telemetry Dashboard. When the impact hits a certain amount, it will record it as a low, medium or high impact. Then you can determine if you want notification for the type of impact as it records it in real time.
- Time and Smile!
Knowing when the impact occurs is great to know. Do most impacts happen on first shift mornings or at the end of the third shift. Also, when an impact occurs, you may also want to know what the operator was doing. Was the operator on the phone, looking elsewhere, distracted? At the time of impact, a picture can be taken (if the switch is turned on) and you can visually see the cause of the issue.